Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ladylike Tweed and Edgy Leather

A tweed jacket is the epitome of what a proper lady wears. If you guys have ever watched Dharma and Greg, you know what I'm talking about. Kitty Montgomery has these awesome tweed skirt-suits that are soooo 'country club' and 'first lady'. When I wear my tweed jacket, I think of her. Since I'm not quite the lady she is, I wanted to pair it with something more edgy and me- my leather shorts of course! Oh, and not complete without some skulls either!

Am I still a lady? :)

H&M tweed jacket (here); LOFT tank top (here); t.cec leather shorts (here);
Alexander McQueen scarf (here); Anna Sui tights; Aldo 'Doiley' boots (here)

When I saw this tweed jacket online on H&M, I was skeptical about it fitting me. You know, I have long arms and wide shoulders. Nothing remotely blazer-like at H&M fits me- the sleeves are always 5 inches too short and the shoulders not wide enough to suit my small waist. But I'm so glad I went to the store to try it on because the size 4 fit like a dream! It had ample sleeve length and slight shoulder padding that allowed for roomier shoulders. I was pleased. Though it was $59 Canadian, I had a $10 coupon off $50 (or $20 off $100+) which I thought made it worth it. Go to the end of the post to find the coupon!







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Here you go! Just print it out, hand it to the cashier, and you're done like dinner. They apply the coupon by taking $10 or $20 off one item. The good thing is that if your item is less than $50 (like a $20 shirt), buy some other items to make it $50, then ensure they apply the discount to the item you want, and return the rest. They don't take off the discount! So your shirt would be $10 in the end :)

Apologies to my international readers, the coupon is for Canadian stores only~

40 comments:

  1. Wow. Your legs are like...a mile long! The jacket looks good, but looks amazing on you. You go girl!

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  2. Ah, I have the same issues with long arms. -_- I like how the shoes complete your outfit! Would you wear those to the office though? I'm still contemplating about similar boots I have.

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  3. oooh girl look at the poses! Looking very nice ;)

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  4. darn, I wish I could use that coupon! haha :) 
    haha yeah! Idk why, but tweed jackets always say, "proper lady" to me too! I like the way you wore it with shorts and tights though! great contrast and it totally works! :)

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  5. love it! really pretty outfit ;) xoxo

    http://sticktofashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. yay for another coupon =) thanks!

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  7. great look!

    http://rueoh.blogspot.com/ 

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  8. The boots? I've worn them to my office multiple times! I think they're work appropriate with the right outfit. Of course, I wouldn't wear such short shorts. Probably switch to my black J brand pants instead.

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  9. Thank you for the sweet comment Rachel!

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  10. Heh, I knew you'd like that ;)

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  11. nice boots, and lovely post! i just followed you btw :)

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  12. well it fits perfectly..and  it is a rocking outfit!

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  13. Karina Dinda RachmawatiJanuary 8, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Superb jacket! Love it :) http://li-lo-la.blogspot.com

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  14. I love that you paired your tweed with edgier harder things like the leather shorts and the McQ scarf. I might have to steal your style and buy those leather shorts! I have a pair from Forever21 but they don't fit me right and yours look amazing. Love the fit on them and the look.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  15. love your boots!

    http://dinayme.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for the sweet comment :) And I have to agree with you on this post. I love tweed jackets. It's such a sophisticated piece but I love how you made your own twist to it to make it more you. Looks good!

    -Ivy
    www.pocketfulofapples.blogspot.com

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  17. Stumbled upon your blog via another site, and I love it! Your outfits are great. I'm your newest follower and will be stopping by often! I hope you'll check out my blog, Gingersnaps, too :)

    http://www.gingersnapjordan.blogspot.com

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  18. I fall in love with those boots every time I see them <3 I love the tweed too and Dharma and Greg LOL. Old sitcoms were the best. I only wear the hydra dew mask because it spread like moisturizer and I can sleep with it on but otherwise I don't use any other masks either!

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  19. I love this combination!  I never would have thought of it but it looks fantastic!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  20. so beautiful in this post, i like so much your outfit!!!
    I follow you on bloglovin too, and i hope that you follow me back!!
    Valentina

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  21. I love a good tweed jacket and that one is gorgeous. I love that you edged it up with the skull scarf. Great look.

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love your outfit.

    Are you a modeL? looking good

    Followed you my dear!

    www.thesanktuary.blogspot.com

    <3 Una

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  23. NOOO. Why is this coupon canadian stores only!?! 

    I already watch Sherlock (of course) I love it. Moffat's not my favorite writer but I can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 

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  24. Wooo Sherlock! I love Martin Freeman. He's such a great actor! Benedict Cumberbatch totally just makes me feel awkward when I watch him, lol.

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  25. Thank you for stopping by! Haha, no I'm not a model, but thanks for the compliment ;)

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  26. Thanks for following! i already follow you on bloglovin' dear :)

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  27. Maddy you should get a pair! And I rewatch Dharma and Greg a lot so I can see Thomas Gibson smile. I watch him on Criminal Minds now and he's always sad looking :( :( D&G cheers me up!

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  28. Thank you for visiting! I'll check it out!

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  29. Haha, steal away! Sharing is caring :) Thanks for the comment!

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  30. Aw, so sweet. Thanks for following!

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  31. I love the tweed blazers that are coming out in stores. I usually shy away from there for I always fear I'll look to "lady-like" and proper. You styled this perfectly to give it some edge. 
    And thanks for the coupon. May just have to use that this month!

    Dusty
    dustyanna.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the jacket and scarf! I'm following you on bloglovin' :)



    http://chloemateo.blogspot.com/

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  33. No problem, hope you get something good! :)

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  34. I don't know if it's the camera angle here but your legs are CRAZY long here!! I'm so jealous I'm glowing green haha

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